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Ask Mark Zuckerberg Anything During His First Public “Community Q&A” Nov 6

techcrunch.com — Most people have a burning question to ask about Facebook, whether they're one of its 1.35 billion users or not. So taking a cue from Reddit's Ask Me Anything sessions, Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg is upping the transparency and will play customer support himself on November 6th when he does Facebook's first "Community Q&A".
Oct 31, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Anything you want to ask Mark Zuckerberg? He's upping the transparency on Nov 6 with Facebook's first "Community Q&A" http:…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Anything you want to ask Mark Zuckerberg? He's upping the transparency on Nov 6 with Facebook's first "Community Q&A" http:…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @MeaganNRhodes: Mark Zuckerberg to Hold 1st Public “Community Q&A” on #Facebook Nov 6. Accepting questions now techcrunch.com/2014/10/30/mar… ht…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @Techmeme: Mark Zuckerberg to host first public "Community Q&A" on Facebook Nov 6, taking questions now techcrunch.com/2014/10/30/mar… http://t.…

Oct 30, 2014

Zuck is doing a public Q&A techcrunch.com/2014/10/30/mar… My Q: Has there been a reduction in young US teen engagement with Fb over the last year?

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Andy Rubin Is Leaving Google To Start A Hardware Incubator

techcrunch.com — Andy Rubin, best known for his work on Android at Google, is leaving the company.. According to the Wall Street Journal, Rubin will build an incubator for what it describes as companies working with "technology-hardware" products. Google confirmed the departure to the WSJ: "I want to wish Andy all the best with what's next," Google CEO Larry Page said in a statement.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @monkbent: As I assumed, Andy Rubin's "moonshot" was more of a time-delayed rocket out of Google. techcrunch.com/2014/10/30/and…

Oct 31, 2014

Woah, Andy Rubin -- the man who founded Android -- is leaving Google tcrn.ch/105E0Ia

Oct 30, 2014

Andy Rubin Is Leaving Google To Start A Hardware Incubator tcrn.ch/105E0Ia via @techcrunch

Apple No Longer Rejecting Calculator Widgets From The App Store

techcrunch.com — The maker of a popular iOS app and widget, PCalc, which took advantage of iOS 8's support for Notification Center Widgets, was recently told by Apple that his handy app would be pulled from the App Store due to the fact that "widgets on iOS cannot perform any calculations."
Oct 30, 2014

RT @panzer: PCalc's calculator widget can stay in the App Store, right decision Apple. tcrn.ch/1vkQiF2

Oct 30, 2014

PCalc's calculator widget can stay in the App Store, right decision Apple. tcrn.ch/1vkQiF2

Oct 30, 2014

RT @drbarnard: “The PCalc app and widget will remain in the App Store, and all calculator-type widgets will be allowed as well...” techcrunch.com/2014/10/30/app…

Oct 30, 2014

Apple No Longer Rejecting Calculator Widgets From The App Store: ift.tt/1tUsZ9s

Samsung announces the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3, its “slimmest smartphones to date”

techcrunch.com — Samsung vowed to introduce more desirable phones when it revealed its disappointing Q3 2014 earnings yesterday, and it has wasted no time doing so after announcing the Galaxy A5 and the Galaxy A3 - two metallic devices that it calls its "slimmest smartphones to date."
Oct 31, 2014

But will it bend? RT @TechCrunch: Samsung announces the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3, its “slimmest smartphones to date” bit.ly/1rYzkuS

The Best Quotes Of TechCrunch Disrupt EU: London 2014

techcrunch.com — At Disrupt Europe: London 2014, a handful of speakers took the stage to discuss the tech landscape in Europe during these panel discussions and fireside..

uBeam Nabs $10 Million In Funding From Upfront To Make Wireless Charging A Reality

techcrunch.com — Wireless power seems like one of those things everyone always dreams about. I mean, how great would it be to have your phone just charge while it's sitting in your pocket, with no need to plug it in?
Oct 30, 2014

uBeam Nabs $10 Million In Funding From Upfront Ventures To Make Wireless Charging A Reality tcrn.ch/1zNAgeJ

Meet Samantha, Ethan App’s Sister

techcrunch.com — First there was Ethan, an app some kid in New York made up that let anyone message him. Then came Ethanifier, an app that let anyone make an app that was just like Ethan. Now there's Samantha, an app for Ethan's sister. All you can do with any of these is just message this one person.
Oct 30, 2014

Meet Samantha, Ethan App’s Sister tcrn.ch/1wKoqfH via @techcrunch

About.Me Launches App That Aims To Replace The Business Card

techcrunch.com — Founder of about.me, Tony Conrad, says it's time to disrupt the business card. He's released a new app today called Intro to do just that. "You don't always have a business card with you, but you always have your phone," Conrad explained over the phone.
Oct 30, 2014

About.Me Launches App That Aims To Replace The Business Card tcrn.ch/1tTTZpM via @techcrunch

Oct 30, 2014

DAT FEATURED IMAGE DOE! About.Me Launches App That Aims To Replace The Business Card tcrn.ch/1tTTZpM

Flipboard’s New App Gets Personal By Making Topics The Center Of Attention

techcrunch.com — Flipboard has been working hard over the last few years to build an app that makes reading stories on mobile and tablet devices as engaging as flipping through a magazine. With the latest version of its app, users will be able to find and discover content that is relevant to their interests, through the introduction of topics they can follow.
Oct 30, 2014

I like this a lot. Topic tracking finally to the fore. -> Flipboard’s New App [makes] Topics The Center Of Attention tcrn.ch/1wecFA4

Oct 30, 2014

RT @howardlindzon: If I am twitter I bite the bullet and buy Flipboard and don't mess with the timeline ... (Long again) stks.co/i1Eiu $twtr

Oct 30, 2014

Flipboard’s New App Gets Personal By Making Topics The Center Of Attention | TechCrunch ow.ly/DzanK @ryanlawler checks it out.

Oct 30, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Flipboard's New App Gets Personal By Making Topics The Center Of Attention tcrn.ch/1wecFA4 by @ryanlawler

Retailer-Backed Apple Pay Rival CurrentC Has Been Hacked, Testers’ Email Addresses Stolen

techcrunch.com — MCX (Merchant Customer Exchange), the coalition of retailers including Walmart, Best Buy, Gap and others, who are backing a mobile payments solution CurrentC meant to rival newcomer Apple Pay, has been hacked. The data breach involves the theft of email addresses, however, not the CurrentC mobile application, the company confirms to TechCrunch.
Oct 30, 2014

Retailer-backed #ApplePay rival #CurrentC hacked; breach involves email addresses, @TechCrunch confirms: tcrn.ch/13crqJ1

Oct 30, 2014

Were CurrentC testers’ emails hacked because they couldn't get to other stuff, or is other stuff just not there yet? tcrn.ch/10yNMTX

Oct 29, 2014

RT @cvander: Walmart, BestBuy y Gap quieren competirle a los bancos y Apple Pay. En el primer round, los hackean. goo.gl/uI35wy

Oct 29, 2014

That company that wants you to pay using QR codes…. was already hacked

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Our New Show “Built in Brooklyn” Takes You Inside Brooklyn Startups

techcrunch.com — We're announcing a new TechCrunch TV show called Built in Brooklyn, and its main goal is simple - to showcase a bunch of cool Brooklyn startups. This has been in the works for months, but I'm glad we're announcing it today - exactly one year after I moved from San Francisco to New York City.
Oct 30, 2014

A year ago today I moved to New York City. And then I kind of made a TechCrunch TV show about it techcrunch.com/2014/10/30/bui…

Autodesk Invests $100 Million Toward The First 3D Printing Fund

techcrunch.com — Autodesk is opening up a first of it's kind $100 million 3D printing fund and new partners 3D Hubs, Authentise, and MatterFab. The idea for the new Spark Investment Fund is to give money to startups and designers in the 3D printing space.
Oct 30, 2014

Autodesk Invests $100 Million Toward The First 3D Printing Fund tcrn.ch/1tGouhD via @techcrunch

Tim Cook: “I’m Proud To Be Gay,” And Helping Others Is Worth Trading Personal Privacy

techcrunch.com — Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Businessweek with an essay he penned himself acknowledging that he is gay, saying that despite valuing personal privacy, he has decided to openly state his sexual preference in order to hopefully help others who might be struggling with their own identity, or with discrimination based on their sexual orientation.
Oct 30, 2014

Tim Cook: “I’m Proud To Be Gay,” And Helping Others Is Worth Trading Privacy tcrn.ch/1zig03z via @techcrunch

Immediately Launches An Email App For Sales Reps That Tracks When Messages Are Read

techcrunch.com — SquareOne, an email startup that launched its iOS app for organizing messages earlier this year, has now pivoted to become Immediately, an email app designed with the needs of sales reps in mind.
Oct 30, 2014

Immediately Launches An Email App For Sales Reps That Tracks When Messages Are Read: ift.tt/13m7svi

NaturalCycles Expands Its Contraception App Subscription Service In Europe

techcrunch.com — Swiss founded startup NaturalCycle, which has been testing its contraception app in the Nordics since last December has now opened it up to the U.K. market, making its first move to scale the subscription service which aims to offer women an alternative to hormone based contraception methods such as the pill.

Instagram Video Ads Go Live Because Everything Good Must Come To An End

techcrunch.com — Instagram has at long last debuted video advertisements after rigorous testing and hands-on work with brands. And because they are advertisements, none of that rigorous work really matters because we simply hate advertisements. With video ads, the potential for high levels of suckage is high, as brands have a total of 15 seconds to capture you, as opposed to the half-second glance they get with a photo.

Homejoy Officially Moves Beyond Cleaning With Launch Of Handyman Services In The Bay Area

techcrunch.com — In its first big move beyond home cleaning, Homejoy is adding carpet cleaning and general handyman services to its offerings in the Bay Area. Co-founder and CEO Adora Cheung (pictured above with her brother and co-founder Aaron) has been hinting at this for the past year, including last week at Disrupt Europe.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @ryanlawler: "Officially"... Homejoy Officially Moves Beyond Cleaning With Launch Of Handyman Services In The Bay Area tcrn.ch/1tk7Ggo

Oct 30, 2014

"Officially"... Homejoy Officially Moves Beyond Cleaning With Launch Of Handyman Services In The Bay Area tcrn.ch/1tk7Ggo

Google’s New Bookmarking Service, Previously Called Stars, Has Gone Live

techcrunch.com — Google Stars, the long-rumored bookmarking service from Google, has now publicly launched, but with little fanfare. That Google was working to update its bookmarking service has been known for some time. In May, a developer who had been digging into the service leaked a copy of the "Google Stars" extension, as it was called at the time, while it was still being tested.
Oct 30, 2014

Google’s New Bookmarking Service, Previously Called Stars, Has Gone Live: ift.tt/1tUUXlE